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53rd Regular Meeting of the ACBF Executive Board Meeting ends on a high note

Harare, Zimbabwe
11 Dec, 2014

The 53rd Executive Board meeting of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), held on 8-10 December 2014 in Harare, ended on a high note with the Board approving the Foundations 2015 Business Plan, Budget and six new operations.

The new operations include:

    • The Malawi Public Policy Research and Analysis Project
    • The Africa Union Capacity Building Program
    • The East African Community Capacity Building Project
    • The Capacity Building Project for the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD)
    • The Capacity Building Project for the for the West African Economic and Monetary Union
    • The Ghana Policy Analysis, Research and Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

The three-day Executive Board meeting, held at the ACBF’s secretariat also included an induction for the new Board members on the ACBF mandate, organizational architecture, legal and operational frameworks. 

The Board also approved the Foundation’s revised operations manual and the resource mobilization effort of the Foundation.

Management updated the Board on ACBF’s new Business Model which emphasizes enhanced partnerships with mature implementing partners, decentralization of operations, effective use of ICT and multidisciplinary teams for supervision mission and clarity of business processes.

The next Executive Board meeting is scheduled for the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana